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Sen. Dennis Guth Goes on Anti-Gay Tirade, Gay Sen. Matt McCoy Shuts It Down

guth-mccoyRepublican Iowa State Senator Dennis Guth had an anti-gay field day (no doubt sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America) during the Senate’s opening session on Wednesday.

“The media, for the most part, has bamboozled us into thinking that having a relationship outside of the boundaries of monogamous, heterosexual marriage is positive, happy and fulfilling,” Guth said. “Movies, television shows, articles and magazines abound with this theme, giving partial information to vulnerable audience: our children.”

Despite the fact that no one’s used “bamboozled” in a serious context since the 1930s, Guth does have a point. A recent study found that television does play a part in American’s acceptance of the godless, child-corrupting homosexuals and our quest to ruin traditional marriage, one state at a time. And as GLAAD reported, there are a record number of sodomite succubi on the tube nowadays, scandalizing the nation in primetime, which as we all know, is family time.

Guth, sensing he was onto something — or at the very least, on something — continued educating the masses gathered to run the state (into the ground) on the potential health hazards of homosexuality.

“Just as there are multiple ways that your smoking hurts me, such as second-hand smoke, so it is with same-sex relationships,” Guth muttered incoherently. “There are health risks that my family incurs because of the increase of sexually transmitted infections that this lifestyle invites. For example, there are more and more medical tests required before giving blood or giving birth.”

As if that wasn’t confusingly insulting enough, Guth also recommended that young gays change their lifestyle with another needless analogy about “going the wrong way on a one-way street.”

“I would make every effort to stop and redirect them,” he said. “It saves lives to have honest communication not only about the sexually transmitted diseases that shorten lifespans, but also about the deep loneliness that accompanies a life based on youth, beauty and sex.”

That’s called life in 2013, but okay. Once it was his turn to speak, Sen. Matt McCoy, who is openly gay and a Democrat, put the car in gear and drove that sucker all the way to the library where he proceeded to read Guth to filth.

”I was frankly just a little bit taken aback by some of the things that I heard today as I know some of my colleagues were as well. Much of what you heard today on the floor of the senate is warmed over rhetoric that has been invented by the Christian right, extreme groups,” McCoy said before refuting the specifics of many of Guth’s claims.

“While somebody can not choose to be gay, you certainly can choose not to be ignorant,” he concluded. “What I heard today was ignorant and I know where it came from. I am not gay by choice, but I choose not to be ignorant.”

The Senate then erupted into a cacophony of snaps and “weeeerq!” being yelled by McCoy’s colleagues — at least it would have if the Senate was the ballroom from Paris Is Burning. Because that was some grade-A reading.

Too bad Sen. Guth is illiterate — in an interview following his one-man triumph, Gay-Baiting for Godot, Guth said he had no intention of retracting his statements. Meanwhile, Iowa and the Internet are wrapped up in being McCoy.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Apr 18, 2013
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  • 40 Comments
    • Gigi Gee
      Gigi Gee

      “I am not gay by choice, but I choose not to be ignorant.” — Senator Matt McCoy

      Apr 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MuscleModelBlog.com
      MuscleModelBlog.com

      @Gigi Gee: Awesome comeback! It amazes me that people can still prop-up ridiculous viewpoints with nonsensical arguments. Bigots are getting more and more desperate to find a way to justify their views, I think.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      Does he mean monogamous like:
      GINGRICH, LIMBAUGH, VITTER, MC CAIN, CRAIG, PALLADINO, GIULIANI, BARR, ENSIGN, TRUMP, LEE, SCHWARZENEGGER, SANFORD

      Apr 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • enfilmigult
      enfilmigult

      I never understand how someone believes this logic. You make it so it’s practically impossible for a gay person to have a stable, monogamous relationship without massive difficulties (never mind earlier years, when they gay people coudn’t even *try* without being arrested)…and then lecture gay people about “loneliness” and brief, purely sexual relationships? It’s like the most elaborate version of “stop hitting yourself.”

      Standard nit-picking about the writing: “Despite the fact that no one’s used ‘bamboozled’ in a serious context since the 1930s…” – Malcom X did, pretty famously.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @hf2hvit: LOLOL… Yep! THAT kind of monogamous… thanks for making my day. These IA, et al, knuckle draggers constantly amaze and amuse me with their inane banter!! And they keep digging themselves deeper and deeper! Don’t… or can’t these dolts READ?

      Apr 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gordon
      Gordon

      “sodomite succubi” OMG, give the author of this article a raise! More than I can stand!

      Apr 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ait10101
      ait10101

      I agree with Gordon, some great satire. Boy I have had some smoking sex in my time, but I never knew it affected people all the way to Washington. That one time actually in Washington must have really traumatized some GOP senators.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • daniwitz13
      daniwitz13

      @Gigi Gee: WAKE UP AMERICA!!! Homosexuals are a FRAUD. They only “claim” to be one. They can never provide Proof that they are one. They can lie about it and no one will know. Even Parents have to be “told” by their Children that they are Gay. Even Married Couples with Children didn’t know that their spouse was Gay, up to the day of divorce. Why then do they have to come “out” to be known? Known but still not proved. Psychologists will document that ‘it’ exists as an entity, but can never offer proof it is in the Individual, and never be able to pick one out in a crowd. Gays are receiving Rights, Benefits, status, and recognition with ZERO PROOF. That is FRAUD. In Hawaii, in a Bed and Breakfast case, they “claimed’ to be Gay, sued and won. No proof asked by the Court and no Proof given to the Court. How does one win with no Proof? America is being hoodwinked and oblivious to this truth. This is no different from being sued by Vegetarians for serving them regular foods because one could not recognized that they were Vegetarians. Wake up and stand up against Fraud America.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 3:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steverino77
      Steverino77

      Iowa needs to impeach this d-bag.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 3:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LubbockGayMale
      LubbockGayMale

      And when these idiots make these comments, we as citizens cannot comment on their site if we’re not residents of their states…. so he will claim that ‘80% of respondents agree with me’! Bull, but I’m not wasting a stamp on them.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nature boy
      nature boy

      @hf2hvit LOL exactly right… I always love the hypocrisy of divorcees/adulterers defending marriage from the gays

      @enfilmigult ROTFL “It’s like the most elaborate version of “stop hitting yourself.” So True.

      @ait10101 “I have had some smoking sex in my time, but I never knew it affected people all the way to Washington” ROTFL. Remember chaos theory and a butterfly flapping its wings causing a typhoon on the other side of the world? That’s you brother.

      @daniwitz13…. WTF??? you’re joking, right? you’re trying to write satire, right? If not, when was the last time you made a straight person prove that they are straight? FRAUD is people denying who they are, and living secret lives of shame, guilt, and deception because they are too afraid to admit that they love someone of the same sex. Because people like YOU keep insisting it’s a choice and they can choose to be straight, pray the gay away, or just keep pushing it further and further down and trying to bury it with food, alcohol, drugs, or worst of all suicide. Your ignorance is evil and you are the devil’s tool. One day you will realize this and feel great sadness.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • manjoguy
      manjoguy

      @hf2hvit: Yes, Democrats are so monogamous such is ANTHONY WEINER, BILL CLINTON, ELIOT SPITZER, DAVID WU, JOHN EDWARDS, KWAME KILPATRICK, DAVID PATERSON, GARY CONDIT, GARY HART, GERRY STUDDS, BARNEY FRANKand on and on (yawn).

      Apr 18, 2013 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Victor_in_PA
      Victor_in_PA

      @daniwitz13: I see SOMEONE woke up on the wrong side of stupid this morning! You’re funny! No one is THAT stupid!!! Ha!

      Apr 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nature boy
      nature boy

      @manjoguy … you miss the point entirely, sorry. With a few exceptions, the
      Republicans in the list are sinners AND hypocrites, publicly proclaiming themselves as defenders of traditional marriage while they secretly adulter, lie, and divorce. The democrats are just plain liars and sinners, but at least they’re, by and large, only hurting themselves and their families, and not simultaneously fighting to deny equal rights to millions of Americans based on some publicly trumpeted supposed moral superiority.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • martuco
      martuco

      Lets talk about extra costs….single mothers on welfare, food stamps, social security, after school programs for these kids, court cost for divorces, police cost for domestic violence calls to “loving hetero marriages”, court costs to convict these idiots, and it goes on….I’m single and get taxed to death to pay for these services provided to those who chose to be “heterosexual”. if I can put up with that, he can put up with extra test for pregnant women! Here’s an idea, let’s make the “till death do us part” a law….if you get married – no divorce….you are stuck with that person until one of you dies…or kills the other….then you get instance death sentence….paid from your assets. LoL

      WHO ELECTS THESE PEOPLE?

      Apr 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pattygale
      pattygale

      One of my best friends has been fighting a case of the flu for weeks. Do you think it’s because he’s gay? His partner of 31 years says no, but I’ll bet Sen. Guth thinks differently. OMG, my ex husband had the flu a few months ago, does that mean he’s gay, too? You should have to pass an anti-idiot test before you run for office!

      Apr 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeremy
      Jeremy

      @daniwitz13:
      What in the hell are you talking about sir or madame or troglodyte (you can pick one, I hope)?? You comment makes no sense in any context, and quite frankly, I’m surprised that I’m the first one to point this out.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 5:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RevJim
      RevJim

      Homophobia – especially coming from a member of the government – is antiAmerican and unBiblical. Many people like this guy, people who are false Christians, try to hide their heterosexist bigotry by daring to use the precious Holy Bible as a weapon against homosexuals, using blatently unrelated biblical passages to assault them. But there is not one single verse in all of the Bible which says that marriage is denied to people of the same gender. In fact, this mind blowing verse was spoken by the Apostle Paul in 1st Timothy 4:1-3…

      “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron, FORBIDDING TO MARRY.”

      I don’t know of any other marriages that people are trying so hard to forbid!
      God is not antigay; scared little men are. Whether many homosexuals are sexually premiscuous is NOT the point (most ARE NOT); many heterosexuals are also premiscuous – and tack onto that their adulteries and abortions and all of the sexually transmitted diseases that came about because of their own perversions (they think they can make everyone forget about those diseases by blaming homosexuals with spreading HIV – but we are not that stupid and we did not forget). If we are going to determine the rights of sexual identity based on certain action of some, then no one would ever allow heterosexuals to have rights. They are responsible for wars, slums, welfare, rape of women, and a whole host of heinous crimes. But we do not outlaw heterosexuality. It is ABSURD to do the same to homosexuals.

      -Rev. Jim Cunningham
      King James Bible Ministries International

      Apr 18, 2013 at 6:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gjg64
      gjg64

      @daniwitz13: I don’t know what you’re on, but please don’t share it with the rest of us.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dm10003
      dm10003

      @daniwitz13: I love the sound of someone trying desperately to convince themselves of something totally impossible.

      Here’s the funniest part:
      “Even Married Couples with Children didn’t know that their spouse was Gay, up to the day of divorce. Why then do they have to come “out” to be known? Known but still not proved.”

      Okay, that was three totally unrelated routes to Crazy Town all on one Douche Freeway.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chip_in_ga
      chip_in_ga

      @daniwitz13: It is not necessary to prove whether your gay or straight to rent a room, the law forbids discrimination based on sexual orientation. Are you asking homosexuals to give you a blow job in order to prove their sexuality? (Oh and BTW even that doesn’t qualify, there are plenty of “gay for pay” straight guys.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • murphy0071
      murphy0071

      Thirty percent of Gay men are heterosexually married, most quite comfortable in those relationships. Often use of homoerotic imagery helps them maintain erections and usually, the frequency of sexual involvement is less than for unmarried homosexuals

      Thirty percent of homosexual males are in heterosexual marriages. While most report they love their wives and want these relationships, the level of sexual responding is not as high as for heterosexuals. And, in some cases serious depression and even suicide are related to ill fated marriages between homosexual men and heterosexual women.

      then heterosexuals.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 8:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • spacegod
      spacegod

      @spacegod: I don’t know what happened but my reply was meant for manjoguy…. not Victor….

      Apr 18, 2013 at 8:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dbmyers
      dbmyers

      @daniwitz13: You’re insane with hate and paranoia. I do pity you. But in the meanwhile, go troll somewhere else. You certainly aren’t welcome here.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 9:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GayInIowa
      GayInIowa

      Please do not judge or stereotype Iowans based on this idiots comments! After all, we were one of the first few states to pass Gay Marriage laws. No thanks to this ignoramus. He sheds a bad light on this great state!

      Apr 18, 2013 at 10:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @daniwitz13: LOLOL… nice diatribe, more hilarious. Thank you! LOLOL.

      Apr 18, 2013 at 10:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D9W
      D9W

      Closet Queen !!!

      Apr 18, 2013 at 11:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @manjoguy: The big difference is that we don’t have to go dig the Democrats that fall out of the bowels of the earth when they sin; with the Republicans and associates, they are sneakier and more sly than foxes and just as hard to catch. However, they give themselves away so easily by default. The nice thing is, ALL of them are now out of office, some with quite complimentary ends to their political lives, i.e., President Clinton. Please, hit us with more.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 12:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • daniwitz13
      daniwitz13

      @Dakotahgeo: @Dakotahgeo: @Dakotahgeo: @dbmyers: That’s odd from all of you. You must all be in denial. Why did Anderson Cooper come “out” to “claim” that he is Gay? Why did Don Lemon do the same? Why do three Hockey Players want to come “out” to their team mates and the World? Because they were ALL unknown to the World. When they come out, it is admitting that they are not Normal. Otherwise why come “out”? But coming “out” is Nothing, Proving that they are Gay is an impossibility. If anyone wants to lie about it, you will NEVER be able to prove otherwise. You are too clueless and involved to see this truth. You would rather deny it. I have NOTHING against a Gay Person, they have a Right to be what they are. They have that freedom to be that. It is when they want to get into something else, that is objectionable and to get that something else, “claim” to be something that they cannot prove to be. Forcing their unknown on others. Pity.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 3:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeremi
      Jeremi

      @daniwitz13 Seriously? Who are you to try and conceptualize normal? Just because the majority of Americans are Caucasian does not make being Caucasian normal. Just because a greater percentage of human beings are right handed does not make them normal. Being homosexual is not abnormal, which is what you are suggesting by your comment.

      And truth be told, coming out can be a terrifying process because you don’t know how those in your environment (in a celebrity’s case their fans, viewers, media outlets, etc) are going to react. The only reason it is as unsettling a process is because people like you have such damning reactions and ignorant viewpoints related to a person’s sexuality. Why do these guys want to come out? Possibly because they’re tired of living a lie or having to constantly deal with uncomfortable situations because people believe that they’re straight when they’re not. Possibly because they want to step in as role models or at least out-and-about examples of the fact that gay people come in all shades, sizes, fits, and creeds so that 1.) other gay people feel comfortable not being closeted, and 2.) straight people harboring misconceptions and stereotypes about gay people can wake up!

      Finally, sexuality is something that the person must learn for themselves, it’s not something that can or should be proven to you. Many gay people don’t realize as early that they are gay simply because they haven’t been socialized that it’s an option, or thanks to heterosexist bigots believe that it’s wrong or an abomination to be gay, and go through confusion for years about why they aren’t fulfilled in their romantic relationships with opposite sex partners, before finally coming to terms with their sexuality. And quite frankly, you can’t prove that you’re straight either. Those same gay people who used to be in straight relationships at one time “claimed” to be straight. And unfortunately some gay men who are too uncomfortable with experiencing disdain from heterosexist types like you “claim” to be straight and enter into heterosexual relationships and marriages in order to appear “normal”, which actually works because most heterosexist straights assume that all people in their environment are straight until suspected otherwise, rather than holding no assumptions and keeping an open and accepting mind.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 4:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gordon
      Gordon

      Jeremi: Well said and well written. Bravo! But don’t expect change from the ignorant sheeple who are not true to “thine own self”!

      Apr 19, 2013 at 8:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jamal49
      jamal49

      The real outrage with Sen. Guth’s speech was that Buth used a quote, taken out of context, from a suicide note that the late Bob Bergeron had left before Mr. Bergeron took his own life. That had me LIVID! I did not think that Republicans could get any more crass, cruel or heartless but Guth proved me wrong. Kudos to Sen. McCoy for his classy take-down of Guth. I regret to say that I would have rather taken a baseball bat to Guth’s head and smashed it into a bloody pulp.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      I think daniwitz13’s parents spanked him/her on the wrong end. I’m not sure even she/he knows what he’s/she’s getting at. Better to ignore and play it safe, heh heh heh.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjak13
      jonjak13

      It’s reassuring to see that ignorance and bigotry are alive and well in middle America.
      When it comes to “bamboozling”, Mr. Guth has it down to a science.
      I would like to inform him that all of his misconceptions about gay relationships are 100% wrong. My partner and I will be celebrating our 34th anniversary this year. And we are as happy now as we were when we first met. We have a wonderful son and daughter-in-law, four fabulous grandchildren and one precious great-grandchild.
      I am so sorry that my relationship and my happiness have been injurious to your health, but c’est la vie—–and kiss my gay ass.

      Apr 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @jonjak13: LOLOL… thank you, jonjak13, I support you and your partner and may you have at least 35 more years of happiness! You sound like you’ve been blessed beyond belief and I couldn’t be happier for you.
      Blessings, Peace, and Joy!
      Dakotahgeo, M.Div. Pastor/Chaplain

      Apr 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fetch3535
      fetch3535

      IMHO, I believe the OB nurse stuck the pacifier in Dani ‘s ass by mistake. Understandable though, the breath and facial expressions were the same.
      I pretended to be straight for simple survival, and so I could serve my country in the Navy in Vietnam.
      I left pieces of my body there so Dani and his ilk could demonize me and call me a fraud… what a price!
      Mayhaps the Danis out there should prove intelligence before being allowed to breed or speak?

      Apr 19, 2013 at 10:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @fetch3535: A M E N !!! WELCOME HOME! Hope you are doing okay!! Dak!!!

      Apr 19, 2013 at 11:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • baystater
      baystater

      @daniwitz13: You are one of the most willfully ignorant people I’ve encountered on the web. Why the fxxk are you on this page? I have NEVER been interested in the opposite sex my entire life. For you to speak with such adament bullshit shows you’ve never moved out of your mommy’s house or some little shit town in middle America. And by the way, I was gay long before I ever had a relationship. You haters will find yourself on the wrong side of justice some day, and to that I say GOOD!

      May 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • baystater
      baystater

      @manjoguy: Democrats don’t run as the goody two shoes “family values” party. That’s always lost on you assclowns.

      May 4, 2013 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @gjg64: That’s the problem… daniboy isn’t on anything! This is his normal state! Drugs won’t help. God help him… quick!

      May 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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